Associate in General Education - Nursing (A1030N)

The Associate in General Education (AGE)-Nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate Degree Nursing degree and a bachelor's degree in Nursing as based on Blocks 1 through 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs and the North Carolina Community College Associate Degree Nursing Programs which was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges and the UNC Board of Governors in February 2015. The AGE-Nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of courses.

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in the AGE-Nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.  

 English Composition (6 SHC)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
and
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipl
or
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

(Select 6 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ART 111 Art Appreciation

3

0

0

0

3

ART 114 Art History Survey I

3

0

0

0

3

ART 115 Art History Survey II

3

0

0

0

3

MUS 110 Music Appreciation

3

0

0

0

3

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

3

0

0

0

3

Literature

(Select 3 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 231 American Literature I

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 232 American Literature II

3

0

0

0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (15 SHC)

The following three courses are required (9 SHC)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

PSY 150 General Psychology

3

0

0

0

3

PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

0

0

0

3

Sociology (03 Credits)

(Select 3 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 220 Social Problems

3

0

0

0

3

History

(Select 3 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

HIS 111 World Civilizations I

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 112 World Civilizations II

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 131 American History I

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 132 American History II

3

0

0

0

3

Natural Sciences (15-16 SHC)

Anatomy and Physiology

(8 semester credit hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

0

0

4

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II

3

3

0

0

4

Microbiology

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 175 General Microbiology
or
BIO 275 Microbiology

2
or
3

2

0

0

3
or
4

Chemistry

(4 semester credit hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab*
or
CHM 151 General Chemistry I

0
or
3

2

0

0

1
or
4

Mathematics

(7-8 semester credit hours required)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I
and
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy
or
MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra

3
and
2
or
3

2

0

0

4
and
3
or
4

Other Required Hours (7-8 SHC)

Academic Transition (1 SHC)

All AGE-Nursing students are required to take the following course. Course should preferably be taken the first semester, but no later than the second semester.

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1


Transfer Elective (6-7 SHC)

Electives must be selected from the Transfer Course List in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement which is located at:

http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs-college-transferarticulation-agreements

(Suggested electives include foreign language, speech, culture, and computer science)

*Denotes a corequisite, course cannot be taken by itself.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 60